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Freelancers, Unplug Your Laptops: Mid City Caffé Is Closing Oct. 1

Logan Circle freelancer magnet Mid City Caffé is shutting down next week.  "Limited accessibility restricted morning commuter and daytime foot-traffic, and while the café was blessed with a coterie of dedicated regulars, ultimately the volume simply was not there," explains manager Jeffrey Lamoureux in a statement. The last day for Counter Culture coffee and Polly Style cookies at the second-floor location above Miss Pixie's on 14th Street NW is Oct. 1.

Full announcement after the jump:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC – September 22, 2011

Mid City Caffé to Close October 1, 2011

Logan Circle’s Mid City Caffe has announced that it will be closing for business.

The final day of normal operation will be September 30, 2011 with limited hours of operation on October 1. The café was opened in 2009 by a pair of entrepreneurs who turned the interior of the former auto-body shop into a comfortable environment for the neighborhood’s residents to work, relax and socialize.

Unfortunately, the second-story location outside the downtown core proved underperforming. Limited accessibility restricted morning commuter and daytime foot-traffic, and while the café was blessed with a coterie of dedicated regulars, ultimately the volume simply was not there.

Known particularly as a gathering place for the neighborhood’s freelancers and creative professionals, Mid City Caffe proudly served coffee from Counter Culture

Coffee and Caffe Pronto prepared by an expertly trained staff. The café’s closing will leave a gap in the expanding, but nightlife-focused, Fourteenth Street corridor.

It has been a pleasure to serve the Logan Circle neighborhood and to be apart of the city’s burgeoning specialty coffee scene. While the ownership and staff are excited to move on to other opportunities, they will miss their devoted customers.

Contact:

Jeffrey Lamoureux

General Manager

Mid City Caffe

1626 14th St, NW Washington, DC 20009

Email: Jeffrey@midcitycaffe.com

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  • Litrally

    "closing for business?"

    guess PR won't be the next job!

  • Jon D

    And I'm sure the new Peregrine coffee one block away has nothing to do with this. I had a sneaking suspicion this would happen when I learned of the expansion.

  • Scott

    There are coffee houses on every corner. When you have options, climbing up a flight of stairs to be met by unpleasant clerks and barristas isn't so appealing.

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